This is something thats been really bothering me lately, and I was hoping someone could offer me some perspective on this. Long story short, I don't have any friends. I'm close to my immediate family and I pal along with people at work, but I don't hang out with anyone, don't go to the bar with guys, don't do parties, etc. So, with this in mind, can I write good characters? It seems to me that, in order to write a deep, compelling character you'd have to have a bunch of real-life people to model the off of, to give you ideas about how people from different backgrounds talk and think, to truly understand which events shape the life of a person and how. I, obviously, lack this.